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We provide high-quality Tanzania Irish potato to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania Irish potatoes from family growers in the country.
Solanum tuberosum or kiazi in Swahili refers to the common potato. The tuber is perhaps the most widespread and consumed root crop around the world. It is the fourth most grown crop globally: only maize, rice, and wheat have more extensive cultivation. Much of the tuber from Tanzania comes from the Southern Highlands. Collectively, this region has between 70 and 80 percent of all national output of the food crop.
The potato originated from Mexico where it was domesticated. Its current name came up only after Spanish conquistadors had brought it into Europe from the Americas in the 1500s. The crop reached Tanzania in the early 1920s courtesy of German missionaries.
Eating Irish potatoes provides the body with high starch, a reason it is common produce for food security in Africa. Its vitamin C margin stands at 32 percent of the daily value. The level of vitamin B-6 for enhancing metabolism is as high as 15 percent per serving. Potassium, which regulates blood pressure, is present at the margin of 12 percent of the daily value.
We source Tanzania Irish potatoes in the vegetable-growing cool climate of Iringa in the south. Our other neighboring sources include Mbeya and Njombe, all in a southerly direction. The places have the ideal potato-growing altitude from 1800 to 2700 meters above sea level. Our family growers usually cultivate them in their backyards in simple 0.5-hectare grounds. They use organic manure from their livestock for soil enrichment. They also intercrop the tuber with beans to fix nitrogen into the soil. Their record of using chemical sprays is also quite clean as they rarely use sprays.
We harvest Tanzania Irish potato when the crop’s leaves have turned brown. Our sources usually give a grace period of 15 days after the onset of the browning before they harvest the tuber. The reason is to ensure that the corms will develop a thick skin while still underground to reduce injuries during uprooting. We spade out the tens of corms from the loose soil using garden forks. We put the harvest in burlap sacks in readiness for delivery to the packing shed.
After delivering Tanzania Irish potatoes on to the packing area, we array them in a low-humidity, shaded place to dry. We enhance the curing stage by air-blowing them at the temperature range of 7 to 16 degrees Celsius. This step essentially draws out the moisture from the tubers and lends them longer shelf life.
We sort the potatoes by size and general appearance. We remove any misshapen pieces and keep only the healthiest and firm ones. We cull any over-mature pieces for seed production.
We pack Tanzania Irish potatoes in perforated polyethylene bags that retain the hydration levels throughout the transit journey. Our other containers include wooden crates with vents for air circulation. These are great in the essence that they reduce crushing and other harmful effects on the tubers. We fill the potatoes in the capacities of 50 kilograms. We finalize packing by including labels of the name of the produce, country of origin, packing date and the net weight.
We store Tanzania Irish potatoes at the temperature range of 3 to 4 degrees Celsius. In instances where there are unexpected travel delay, we raise the temperature to 10 degrees Celsius. We reduce this margin every week at the rate of 2 degrees Celsius to keep the shipload rot-free.
We transport Tanzania Irish potatoes in our refrigerated trucks on the same day of packing. You can expect the shipment to touch down at your destination in the space of a day or two after dispatch.
We are therefore your one-stop source of Tanzania Irish potatoes that rank as some of the most important food crops in the country. We source the tubers from specific family growers with Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificates. We also have quite high production levels from our numerous family growers. This ensures that you get the produce in the right tonnage. Our prices, too, are irreproachably affordable. Make an order today!
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